Author Blogs: How to Get Started with This Platform Essential - and Use It To Snag An Agent

Author Blogs: How to Get Started with This Platform Essential - and Use It To Snag An Agent

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You'll Love This OnDemand Webinar If:

  • You are a fiction or nonfiction writer
  • Your goal is to start a blog but you don't know what to write about
  • You want to use your blog to generate buzz for your work and create an online presence
  • You're looking to improve your blog's readership and followers, and make it more appealing to publishers and agents

With the advances of technology, now more than ever is a time for all aspiring writers to share their expertise and lend a voice to their writing through social media and blogging. In this 90-minute webinar, you'll hear former literary agent Meredith Barnes explain how to blog professionally and catch the attention of agents and publishers.

You'll learn what tabs and pages every professional writer should have - unpublished or published, including an about page or bio, contact page, books page where you can list your professional or self-published work, and work in progress - what type of work you're writing and the status of it. Are you querying, submitting to agents or in the middle of an offer? Share that on your work in progress page. Agents and publishers want to know this type of information. Especially if your upcoming project fits in with what they are looking for.

Whether you are a fiction or nonfiction writer, your blog can be a one-stop shop for fans and agents to discover your work. Create an author platform that engages readers, catches the attention of agents and editors, showcases who your online persona is and increases your chance of getting published , download this online webinar now!

In This Online Webinar You'll Learn:

  • What you should and should not blog about
  • How to develop a community with your fans
  • Who your audience is and develop a plan for your blog's content

About Meredith Barnes:

Instructor Meredith Barnes is a digital maven for Soho Press, specifically their Young Adult and Literary Fiction lines. She specializes in comprehensive media campaigns with a focus on online marketing and author platform consultation and development. Her previous position was as a literary agent for Lowenstein Associates. She keeps a blog dedicated to the digital changes in the publishing industry at Follow her on Twitter @mer_barnes.

A Tip on Social Media:

"Include widgets on your blog to link people to your Twitter or Facebook, whichever you use. Think about which is best for you and your work because you want to drive traffic between your blog and your social media platforms ... If you are new to the online publishing scene, Twitter is easier to get involved with. You can start by following authors and agents you admire or converse with literary agents, publishers, or other writers." ,Meredith Barnes

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